A student who has a growth mindset believes that their intelligence is not fixed and that, through effective learning strategies, they can improve and achieve. Logically, this should mean that they know how to study effectively and will choose the best strategies.
But does this belief actually lead to these students seeking out and using the most effective learning strategies?
Metacognition is a concept that is becoming increasingly popular in education. Ever since the Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit highlighted metacognition as one of the most cost-effective ways to help students improve their learning, more and more schools have started teaching metacognition in the classroom.
However, despite its popularity, many educators are still wondering: what is metacognition? And how can teachers help students develop it? This blog will answer these questions – and more.